3 low-risk trades the 76ers should consider before the trade deadline

Here are three low-risk trades the Philadelphia 76ers should consider before the trade deadline.

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2. Three-team trade has 76ers snagging an elite three-point shooter

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Embiid has been the best scorer in the association in the present campaign, and his absence leaves a gaping hole for the 76ers to fill. Tyrese Maxey has done an admirable job as the nominal first option, but he can only muster up so much offense on his own.

That being said, the 76ers can’t afford to get too lucrative in the market, needing only to make moves on the margins. For that reason, one player they should have jotted down on their whiteboard is Doug McDermott, who has seen his role wane with the San Antonio Spurs.

McDermott has long been an elite three-point shooter, and this season is no exception with the veteran shooting 44.1 percent from downtown. He’ll give Philly another dimension offensively, as they rank in the bottom-five in three-pointers made per game. He’s also an excellent off-ball player with sneaky bounce, though his defense can be abysmal.

The Spurs should be fine with a salary matcher and a young player like Jaden Springer in return as long as they can recoup some assets for the 76ers’ outgoing filler, such as Robert Covington in this scenario, who goes to Dallas which in turn ships Grant Williams and his contract to San Antonio.